Echocardiographic Algorithm for Post-Myocardial Infarction LV Thrombus. A Gatekeeper for Thrombus Evaluation by Delayed Enhancement CMR
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
LV thrombus remains common, especially after LAD MI, and can occur even in the absence of aneurysm. Although DE-CMR yielded improved overall thrombus detection, apical wall motion on a noncontrast echocardiogram can be an effective stratification tool to identify patients in whom DE-CMR thrombus assessment is most warranted. (Diagnostic Utility of Contrast Echocardiography for Detection of LV Thrombi Post ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction [NCT00539045].).